During SMM 2022, Stolt Tankers and Yara Marine Technologies signed an agreement to equip a further seven tankers with Yara Marine’s FuelOpt propulsion optimization technology. This new order follows the installation and evaluation of Yara’s technology on board the Stolt Breland in early 2022, with the aim to enhance fuel efficiency.
n particular, Stolt Tankers is looking to prioritize voyage efficiency solutions that support emissions reductions. Having successfully trialed Yara Marine’s FuelOpt system and recorded distinct fuel savings and emissions reductions, the company intends to implement the system across a larger percentage of its fleet.
Jose Gonzalez Celis, Energy and Conservation Manager at Stolt Tankers, said that this collaboration represents a new step towards their carbon reduction goals.
We want to be ahead of the timeline and reach our ambition, and the best way to do so with an extensive fleet like ours is to maximize fuel savings and minimize emissions.
Aleksander Askeland, Chief Sales Officer at Yara Marine Technologies, said: “We are proud to support Stolt Tankers with technology solutions that meet their immediate needs, while also allowing for additional enhancements further down the road to Net Zero. Increased fuel efficiency already plays a key role in cost-effective operations, and will no doubt continue to be a vital part of dealing with the expense of future fuels and upcoming regulations.”
As explained, with customers can monitor and adjust FuelOpt’s ability to directly control speed, fuel consumption, engine power, or a combination thereof based on commands set via an intuitive panel on the bridge. The system adapts propulsive power to changing environmental conditions and erases costly variations in speed and power, leading to increased efficiency, fuel savings, and emissions reductions.
In addition to Stolt Tankers, Yara Marine has worked with Neste, Ardmore, Teekay, Stenersen, Donsötank, Ektank, and more to provide fuel savings via FuelOpt across both short sea and deep sea operations.